Thursday, January 29, 2015

Mixing and matching

And now that I've shown you four cards with limited supplies, let me show you how one little stamp can change the use of an old stamp image that you've had for more than ten years!

It's adorable, right?!  I hope you have enjoyed this week of postings.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Never stop exploring...

Already, I'm so proud of myself.  I hope you are enjoying seeing these cards.  Here's the fourth card made with the very basic supplies from Day One.

Blue and brown have always been one of my favorite combinations.  Stampin' Up! makes it easy by combining beautiful shades of color in their Designer Series Papers.  They aren't always the combos I might have chosen but they stretch my artistic ability, and I'm always pleased with the results.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Pom poms make this card fun!

I'm on a roll!  Here's the 3rd card with the same basic supplies from the SAB $50 kit.

Don't you LOVE the pompom trim??  Same car as yesterday but totally different looking card.  That's the beauty of stamping.  Simple cards can still have a "wow" factor.

Enjoy!  And see you tomorrow.

Monday, January 26, 2015

To Live is to Travel...

Two days in a row. . .amazing.  Here's the 2nd card design you can make with the supplies from yesterday's post.

Coastal Cabana is a beautiful color, and looks great with Soft Suede.  This is simple, and cute.  The clear photopolymer stamps are so easy to line up. . .easy to add the trailer to the auto, and to get the saying in the right place within the arrow.  Stamp, stamp, and you are done!

See you tomorrow...

Sunday, January 25, 2015

I'm back and full of simple card ideas for newbies

I'm making a new start, and will share more stamping ideas and tricks.  I have realized that since I have oodles of supplies, it may seem overwhelming to newbies on just how to get started.  So, this week we will look at what you can make with a $50 purchase right now.  A new and different card each day!

These are the supplies:
#137157 Project Life Let's Get Away photopolymer stamp set (15 stamps) - $13.95
#117147 Clear mount block - $5.95
#115318 Soft Suede card stock - $6.95
#126978 Soft Suede ink pad - $5.95
#131175 Coastal Cabana ink pad - $5.95
#121297 Coastal Cabana card stock - $6.95
#137898 Calypso Coral pompom trim ribbon - $5.95

Total cost:  $51.65.  Purchase today during Stampin' Up's Sale-A-Bration and receive a free item!  Get the Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (#138633) so that you can make the cards I will show to you over the next few days.  You can order through me directly, or on line at

This card is simple but definitely not boring!  See?  I *can* make cards without needing my Big Shot! LOL.  Stay tuned for tomorrow...

Friday, December 10, 2010

Adorable baby. . .adorable hat!

I know it's silly to knit on a tropical island, but doesn't Shylah look too cute for words? And she is headed on a vacation with her parents to colder climates so I'm glad she appreciates my hobby, and well that she makes it look so darned ADORABLE!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

June 2010 Stamp Class

Another month passes. School is out for the summer, and many folks are taking long vacations. We just have a short trip to Palau this year so I will continue to offer classes for those who remain on island.

This first bridal card (above) uses the scallop square die cut on my Big Shot machine. It makes for a smaller card but it's lovely. And if you mail the square card in a regular envelope, it won't cost any more than regular postage. Some of the gals in class added glitter instead of the versamark shading and it looked lovely as well!

Rich Razzleberry and Pretty In Pink are a fabulous color combination. The Petal Pizazz stamp set and large silver brads complete the card.

A sand shaker card! Even adults cannot resist the urge to shake this card whenever they hold it. LOL. Remember the trick to putting together a shaker card easily is to add the dimensional dots closely so that no sand can slip through any holes. To add the sand, remove the adhesive's backing on THREE sides only so that you can pour in the sand and then when it's all perfect, remove the backing from the last side and seal the sand inside!

The hydrangea is a NEW HOSTESS SET in the catalog debuting in July. It is lovely and *so* easy to get a great image. Fast, easy and simple! I love it. We ran the stamped layer through the Big Shot on a texture plate *after* stamping to get the diamond embossed background.

And this last card was CASEd from the Stampin' Up! demonstrator's magazine. It uses the new Pear Pizazz and Marina Mist colors (which I totally love.) And of course, more texture with the Big Shot.

Please join me for my next class! I will be doing TWO classes in July. . .one for Christmas cards, and one to debut the new catalog!